I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement and I am especially pleased that our schools will be reopening for all students on 8 March. The vaccine rollout is moving at a fantastic pace and has been an extraordinary success across Wealden and nationally, and we continue to make great progress towards beating the virus in our communities.
The unintended consequences of lockdowns run deep in Wealden and I would have welcomed further concessions for weddings, outdoor hospitality and Covid-safe retail. However, the Prime Minister’s route out of lockdown is clear and the easing of restrictions needs to be driven by vaccine data.
Below is a useful graphic of the Roadmap.